Jim Harbaugh and Michigan Offer Scholarship to Quarterback Who Hasn't Played High School Football

By Eric Seger on June 29, 2016 at 10:32 am
Michigan offered a scholarship to a kid who hasn't even played high school football yet.
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Sol-Jay Maiava isn't old enough to drive a car and has not played a down of high school football yet, but Jim Harbaugh wants him on his team.

The Michigan head coach offered a football scholarship to the Hawaii native, the quarterback announced on his Twitter Wednesday morning.

Maiava certainly doesn't look like your typical eighth grader, standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 170 pounds. Harbaugh likely saw him at one of his 14 million satellite camps — the Wolverines held one for fourth through eighth graders in addition to another for high schoolers in the Aloha State earlier this week.

Michigan isn't the only program getting a head start on the 2020 class; Alabama extended a scholarship to Florida linebacker Jesus Machado, who also just completed eighth grade, in May. Machado also has offers from Michigan State, Iowa State, North Carolina State and West Virginia.

Source: @Jay_4QB

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